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The International RA BIODAM Cohort for Validation of Soluble Biomarkers in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Cohort Description.

J Rheumatol 2019 Sep 1. Epub 2019 Sep 1.

From the University of Alberta; CARE ARTHRITIS LTD.; Department of Rheumatology, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland; Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet-Glostrup, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark; Department of Rheumatology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands; Department of Radiology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada; Department of Rheumatology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel; Zuyderland Medical Center, Heerlen, The Netherlands; The Arthritis Program Research Group, Newmarket, Canada Divisions of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology and Allergy, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada; Divisions of Rheumatology and Internal Medicine Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy; Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Charité University Hospital, Berlin, Germany; Rheumatology Department, CIUSSS de l'Estrie-CHUS, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada; Departement de rhumatologie, Univ Montpellier, CHU Montpellier, Montpellier, France; Service de rhumatologie, CHU Brest, and LBAI, U1227, Univ Brest, Inserm, F-29200 Brest, France; Paris Descartes University, Rheumatology Department, Cochin Hospital, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, INSERM (U1153): Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, PRES Sorbonne Paris-Cité, FRANCE; Department of Rheumatology, Università di Verona, Verona, Italy St Anna Hospital, Ferrara (loc. Cona), Italy; Department of Rheumatology, Istituto Ortopedico Gaetano Pini, Milano, Italy; Centre de Rhumatologie, Hôpital Pierre Paul Riquet - Purpan. CHU de Toulouse, Toulouse, France; Department of Rheumatology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands; Departments of Medicine and Community Health Services, Cumming School of Medicine University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada; Divisions of Rheumatology and Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA; Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Amsterdam Rheumatology and immunology Center, locations Reade and Amsterdam, University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Department of Rheumatology, Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Oslo, Norway; Academic Medical Center / University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Zuyderland Medical Center, Heerlen, The Netherlands.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.190302DOI Listing
September 2019

Adherence to Treat-to-Target Management in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Associated Factors: Data from the International RA BIODAM Cohort.

J Rheumatol 2019 Sep 15. Epub 2019 Sep 15.

From the Department of Rheumatology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, and Zuyderland Medical Center, Heerlen, The Netherlands; Newman Clinical Research, Department of Rheumatology, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland; Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet-Glostrup, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark; University of Alberta; Department of Rheumatology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel; The Arthritis Program Research Group, Newmarket, Canada; Divisions of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology and Allergy, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada; Divisions of Rheumatology and Internal Medicine Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy; Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Charité University Hospital, Berlin, Germany; Rheumatology Department, CIUSSS de l'Estrie-CHUS, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada; Departement de rhumatologie, Univ Montpellier, CHU Montpellier, Montpellier, France; Centre National de Référence des Maladies Auto-immunes Rares de l'Adulte CERAINO, and UMR1227, Lymphocytes B et Autoimmunité, Université de Brest, Inserm, LabEx IGO, Brest, France; Paris Descartes University, Rheumatology Department, Cochin Hospital, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, INSERM (U1153): Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, PRES Sorbonne Paris-Cité, FRANCE; Department of Rheumatology, Università di Verona, Verona, Italy; St Anna Hospital, Ferrara (loc. Cona), Italy; Centre de Rhumatologie, Hôpital Pierre Paul Riquet - Purpan. CHU de Toulouse, Toulouse, France; Departments of Medicine and Community Health Services, Cumming School of Medicine University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada; Divisions of Rheumatology and Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA; Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam University Medical Center,Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Amsterdam Rheumatology and immunology Center, locations Reade and Amsterdam, University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Department of Rheumatology, Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Oslo, Norway; CARE Arthritis. Address correspondence to Walter P. Maksymowych, CARE Arthritis, #210, 316 Windemere Road NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6W 2Z8. Email:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.190303DOI Listing
September 2019

The B side of Rheumatoid Arthritis pathogenesis.

Pharmacol Res 2019 Sep 28:104465. Epub 2019 Sep 28.

Division of Rheumatology, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli - IRCCS, Rome, Italy; Institute of Rheumatology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.phrs.2019.104465DOI Listing
September 2019

Body mass index as a driver of selection of biologic therapy in rheumatoid arthritis. Results from the US-CLARA study.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Aug 18;66:57-61. Epub 2019 May 18.

Rheumatology Unit, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2019.05.017DOI Listing
August 2019

Measuring the T-cell down-regulation of TCR-zeta, ZAP-70 and CD28 in arthritis patients: An old tool for new biomarkers.

Eur J Immunol 2019 Aug 10. Epub 2019 Aug 10.

Division of Rheumatology, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli - Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eji.201847849DOI Listing
August 2019

JAK inhibition by methotrexate (and csDMARDs) may explain clinical efficacy as monotherapy and combination therapy.

J Leukoc Biol 2019 Jul 16. Epub 2019 Jul 16.

Institute of Rheumatology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/JLB.5RU0519-145RDOI Listing
July 2019

Microvascular heart involvement in systemic autoimmune diseases: The purinergic pathway and therapeutic insights from the biology of the diseases.

Autoimmun Rev 2019 Apr 7;18(4):317-324. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Institute of Rheumatology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli - Presidio Columbus, Rome, Italy. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autrev.2019.02.002DOI Listing
April 2019

Statins and Mortality in Connective Tissue Diseases: Should We Resume the Cardio-rheumatology Spirit in Our Clinics?

J Rheumatol 2018 12;45(12):1617-1619

Institute of Rheumatology and Postgraduate School in Rheumatology, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico Gemelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.180732DOI Listing
December 2018

Ultrasound assessment as predictor of disease relapse in children and adults with arthritis in clinical stable remission: new findings but still unmet needs.

Ann Rheum Dis 2018 10 2;77(10):1391-1393. Epub 2018 Jun 2.

Division of Rheumatology, IRCCS-Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli-Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-212941DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6161664PMC
October 2018

Chemerin and PEDF Are Metaflammation-Related Biomarkers of Disease Activity and Obesity in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Front Med (Lausanne) 2018 3;5:207. Epub 2018 Aug 3.

Division of Rheumatology, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli, IRCCS, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmed.2018.00207DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6085446PMC
August 2018

The Role of High-Mobility Group Box-1 and Its Crosstalk with Microbiome in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Mediators Inflamm 2017 23;2017:5230374. Epub 2017 Oct 23.

Division of Rheumatology, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario "A. Gemelli", Institute of Rheumatology, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2017/5230374DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5672636PMC
July 2018

Free light chains of immunoglobulins in patients with systemic sclerosis: correlations with lung involvement and inflammatory milieu.

J Clin Pathol 2018 Jul 31;71(7):620-625. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Institute of Rheumatology and Affine Sciences, Department of Rheumatology, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli, School of Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jclinpath-2017-204656DOI Listing
July 2018

Abatacept in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis: biological and clinical profiles of the responders.

Immunotherapy 2018 07 8;10(9):807-821. Epub 2018 May 8.

Institute of Rheumatology & Affine Sciences, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli - Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, via Giuseppe Moscati 31, Rome 00168, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2217/imt-2018-0014DOI Listing
July 2018

Should rheumatoid factor (RF) (and antinuclear antibodies (ANA)) become routinary screening test for morbidities in the general population?: From the concept of "benign autoimmunity "to the concept of" autoimmunity as a red flag in preventive medicine"?

Autoimmun Rev 2018 06 8;17(6):636-638. Epub 2018 Apr 8.

Institute of Rheumatology and Affine Sciences, School of Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, CIC-Via Moscati 31, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autrev.2018.01.013DOI Listing
June 2018

Characterization of inflammatory cell infiltrate of scleroderma skin: B cells and skin score progression.

Arthritis Res Ther 2018 04 18;20(1):75. Epub 2018 Apr 18.

Unità Operativa Complessa di Reumatologia, Istituto di Reumatologia e Scienze Affini, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13075-018-1569-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5907298PMC
April 2018

MicroRNA-155-at the Critical Interface of Innate and Adaptive Immunity in Arthritis.

Front Immunol 2017 5;8:1932. Epub 2018 Jan 5.

Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2017.01932DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5760508PMC
January 2018

Is ACPA positivity the main driver for rheumatoid arthritis treatment? Pros and cons.

Autoimmun Rev 2017 Nov 9;16(11):1096-1102. Epub 2017 Sep 9.

Department of Medicine, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autrev.2017.09.002DOI Listing
November 2017

Environmental Pollution by Benzene and PM and Clinical Manifestations of Systemic Sclerosis: A Correlation Study.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2017 10 26;14(11). Epub 2017 Oct 26.

Institute of Public Health-Hygiene Section, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 00168 Roma, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14111297DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5707936PMC
October 2017

Clinical heterogeneity of SAPHO syndrome: challenging diagnose and treatment.

Clin Rheumatol 2017 Sep 19;36(9):2151-2158. Epub 2017 Jul 19.

Istituto di Reumatologia e Scienze Affini, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10067-017-3751-1DOI Listing
September 2017

QTc interval prolongation in Systemic Sclerosis: Correlations with clinical variables and arrhythmic risk.

Int J Cardiol 2017 07;239:33

Institute of Rheumatology and Affine Sciences, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, 00168 Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.03.088DOI Listing
July 2017

Refractory adult-onset Still disease complicated by macrophage activation syndrome and acute myocarditis: A case report treated with high doses (8 mg/kg/d) of anakinra.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 Jun;96(24):e6656

Division of Rheumatology, Institute of Rheumatology and Affine Sciences, School of Medicine, Fondazione Policlinico Gemelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000006656DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5478301PMC
June 2017

Baseline Shoulder Ultrasonography Is Not a Predictive Marker of Response to Glucocorticoids in Patients with Polymyalgia Rheumatica: A 12-month Followup Study.

J Rheumatol 2017 02 15;44(2):241-247. Epub 2016 Dec 15.

From the Institute of Rheumatology and Affine Sciences, Division of Rheumatology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.160090DOI Listing
February 2017

Serum IL-33, a new marker predicting response to rituximab in rheumatoid arthritis.

Arthritis Res Ther 2016 12 13;18(1):294. Epub 2016 Dec 13.

Université Paris-Sud, AP-HP Hôpitaux Universitaires Paris-Sud, Rheumatology Department, Center for Immunology of Viral Infections and Autoimmune Diseases INSERM U1184, Le Kremlin Bicêtre, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13075-016-1190-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5154136PMC
December 2016

The prognostic significance of the Birmingham Vasculitis Activity Score (BVAS) with systemic vasculitis patients transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU).

Medicine (Baltimore) 2016 Nov;95(48):e5506

aDivision of Rheumatology, Institute of Rheumatology, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome bOperative Unit of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Padua, Padua, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000005506DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5134801PMC
November 2016

Thymosin β and β in Sjögren's syndrome: saliva proteomics and minor salivary glands expression.

Arthritis Res Ther 2016 10 6;18(1):229. Epub 2016 Oct 6.

Division of Rheumatology, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13075-016-1134-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5053072PMC
October 2016

CTLA-4 Ig as an effective treatment in a patient with type I diabetes mellitus and seropositive rheumatoid arthritis.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2016 Mar-Apr;34(2):315-7. Epub 2015 Nov 17.

Division of Rheumatology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy.

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July 2016

Biomolecular features of inflammation in obese rheumatoid arthritis patients: management considerations.

Expert Rev Clin Immunol 2016 Jul 22;12(7):751-62. Epub 2016 Mar 22.

a Division of Rheumatology, Institute of Rheumatology , Catholic University of the Sacred Heart , Rome , Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1586/1744666X.2016.1159132DOI Listing
July 2016

Could we use a lower dose of rituximab to treat rheumatoid arthritis in clinical practice: pros and cons?

Arthritis Res Ther 2016 06 2;18(1):126. Epub 2016 Jun 2.

Institute of Rheumatology, School of Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, CIC-Via Moscati 31, Rome, 00168, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13075-016-1022-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4890326PMC
June 2016

New therapeutic effects of cilostazol in patients with ischemic disorders.

Curr Vasc Pharmacol 2015 ;13(3):399-404

Division of Rheumatology, Institute of Rheumatology & Affine Sciences, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rume, Italy.

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April 2016

Do we need to apply a T2T strategy even in ACPA-negative early rheumatoid arthritis? YES.

RMD Open 2016 25;2(1):e000263. Epub 2016 Mar 25.

Division of Rheumatology-Fondazione Gemelli , Institute of Rheumatology and Affine Sciences, School of Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart , Rome , Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/rmdopen-2016-000263DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4823584PMC
April 2016

Comment on "Tumor necrosis factor-α antagonist therapy for concomitant rheumatoid arthritis and hepatitis C virus infection: a case series study".

Clin Rheumatol 2016 Mar 26;35(3):839-40. Epub 2015 Jun 26.

Interdisciplinary Department of Medicine, Rheumatology Unit, Bari, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10067-015-2997-8DOI Listing
March 2016

Immunosuppressive Therapy (Methotrexate or Cyclophosphamide) in Combination with Corticosteroids in the Treatment of Giant Cell Arteritis: Comparison with Corticosteroids Alone.

J Am Geriatr Soc 2016 Mar;64(3):672-374

Division of Rheumatology, Institute of Rheumatology and Affine Sciences, School of Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jgs.14004DOI Listing
March 2016

Weight Loss, The Obesity Paradox in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Is It a Paradox? Comment on the Article by Baker et al.

Arthritis Rheumatol 2016 Feb;68(2):553

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/art.39496DOI Listing
February 2016

Disease-modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARD) and Combination Therapy of Conventional DMARD in Patients with Spondyloarthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis with Axial Involvement.

J Rheumatol Suppl 2015 Nov;93:65-9

From the Institute of Rheumatology and Affine Sciences, School of Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, CIC, Rome, Italy.D. Simone, MD; M. Nowik, MD; E. Gremese, MD; G.F. Ferraccioli, MD, Professor, Chairman, Institute of Rheumatology and Affine Sciences, School of Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, CIC.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.150640DOI Listing
November 2015

Troponin in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease and Diabetes.

N Engl J Med 2015 11;373(20):1977-8

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc1511645DOI Listing
November 2015

Assessment of Global Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis by Patients and Physicians: Differences Across Countries in the METEOR Database.

J Clin Rheumatol 2015 Oct;21(7):349-54

From the Departments of *Rheumatology and †Biostatistics, Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands; ‡Rheumatology Department, Hospital Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil; §Cochin Hospital, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, and Paris-Descartes University, Paris, France; ∥Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds, Chapel Allerton Hospital, and NIHR Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, United Kingdom; ¶on behalf of GISEA, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy; #UMass Memorial Medical Center and University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA; **Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain; ††University of Liverpool Academic Rheumatology Unit, Clinical Sciences Centre, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, United Kingdom; ‡‡Department of Rheumatology, Coimbra University, Portugal; §§Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; ∥∥Department of Rheumatology and Medicine Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland; and ¶¶Rheumatology department, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam & Atrium Medical Center, Heerlen, the Netherlands.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/RHU.0000000000000296DOI Listing
October 2015

Quality indicators in rheumatoid arthritis: results from the METEOR database.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2015 Sep 14;54(9):1630-9. Epub 2015 Apr 14.

Department of Rheumatology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kev108DOI Listing
September 2015

Quality of life and unmet needs in patients with inflammatory arthropathies: results from the multicentre, observational RAPSODIA study.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2015 May 6;54(5):792-7. Epub 2014 Oct 6.

Rheumatology Unit, Department of Biotechnological and Applied Clinical Science, School of Medicine, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Rheumatology Unit, University of Brescia, Brescia, Rheumatology Unit, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Rheumatology Unit of the Second University of Naples, Naples, Rheumatology Unit, Polytechnic University of the Marche, Jesi, Ancona, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine and Immunological Science, University of Siena, Siena, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Biomedicine, University of Florence, Florence, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University Federico II, Naples, Division of Rheumatology, Misericordia e Dolce Hospital, Prato, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Perugia, Perugia, Rheumatology Unit, University of Bari, Bari, Rheumatology Unit, G Pini Hospital, Milan, Division of Rheumatology, Institute of Rheumatology and Affine Sciences, School of Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Rheumatology Department of Lucania, San Carlo Hospital of Potenza and Madonna delle Grazie Hospital of Matera, Matera and Rheumatology Unit, L. Sacco University Hospital, Milan, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keu398DOI Listing
May 2015

Development and validation of a new algorithm for attribution of neuropsychiatric events in systemic lupus erythematosus.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2015 May 21;54(5):891-8. Epub 2014 Oct 21.

Department of Medical Science, Section of Hematology and Rheumatology, University of Ferrara and Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Sant'Anna di Cona, Ferrara, Epidemiology Unit, Italian Society of Rheumatology, Milan, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Department of Neuroscience, S. Anna Hospital, Cona, Ferrara, Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Rheumatology Clinic, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria 'S. Maria della Misericordia' and DSMB, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, University of Udine, Udine, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Padova, Padova, Division of Rheumatology and Internal Medicine, Institute of Rheumatology and Affine Sciences, CIC, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Cagliari and AOU University Clinic, Cagliari, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology Unit, Spedali Civili and University of Brescia, Brescia and Internal Medicine, AOU 'Ospedali Riuniti' of Trieste, Trieste, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keu384DOI Listing
May 2015

Long-term efficacy of B cell depletion therapy on lung and skin involvement in diffuse systemic sclerosis.

Semin Arthritis Rheum 2015 Feb 8;44(4):428-36. Epub 2014 Sep 8.

Department of Rheumatology, Institute of Rheumatology and Affine Sciences, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.semarthrit.2014.09.002DOI Listing
February 2015

Validation of the classification criteria for cryoglobulinaemic vasculitis.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2014 Dec 3;53(12):2209-13. Epub 2014 Jul 3.

Rheumatology Clinic, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria S. Maria della Misericordia, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, Institute of Statistics, University of Udine, Udine, Italy, Laboratorio de Enfermedades Autoinmunes Josep Font, IDIBAPS, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Faculty of Medicine, BeniSwafe University, BeniSwafe, Egypt, Section of Internal Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology, University of Bari Medical School, Bari, Rheumatology Division, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy, Department of Pathophysiology, Medical School of Athens, Second Department of Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens, Greece, Rheumatology Unit, M. Scarlato Hospital, Scafati, Salerno, Division of Rheumatology, Arcispedale S. Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy, Centre de Références Maladies Auto-Immunes, Service de Médecine Interne II, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Service de Médecine Interne, Hôpital Cochin, Paris, France, Rheumatology Unit, Niguarda Ca' Granda Hospital, Milan, Internal Medicine Unit, Saronno Hospital, Azienda Ospedaliera di Busto Arsizio, Saronno, Internal Medicine, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Modena, Modena, Italy, Department of Rheumatology, University Medical Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Department of Internal Medicine, Pordenone General Hospital, Pordenone, Internal Medicine, Donizetti Hospital, Monza, Italy, Osaka Rheumatology Clinic and Department of Molecular Regulation for Intractable Diseases, Institute of Medical Science, Tokyo Medical University, Japan, Nephrology Department, A.O. Spedali Civili, Brescia, Center for Systemic Manifestations of Hepatitis Viruses (MaSVE), Department of Internal Medicine, Universit

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keu271DOI Listing
December 2014

Obesity as a risk and severity factor in rheumatic diseases (autoimmune chronic inflammatory diseases).

Front Immunol 2014 11;5:576. Epub 2014 Nov 11.

Division of Rheumatology, Institute of Rheumatology and Affine Sciences, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart , Rome , Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2014.00576DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4227519PMC
November 2014

Memory B cell subsets and plasmablasts are lower in early than in long-standing rheumatoid arthritis.

BMC Immunol 2014 Sep 4;15:28. Epub 2014 Sep 4.

Division of Rheumatology, Institute of Rheumatology and Affine Sciences, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Via Moscati 31, Rome, 00168, Italy.

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September 2014

Drug survival on TNF inhibitors: 2003-2004 data from Italian National Register (GISEA Register).

Ann Rheum Dis 2014 Jun 24;73(6):e31. Epub 2013 Dec 24.

Rheumatology Unit, University of Bari, , Bari, Italy.

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June 2014

Body weight, gender and response to TNF-α blockers in axial spondyloarthritis.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2014 May 9;53(5):875-81. Epub 2014 Jan 9.

Institute of Rheumatology and Affine Sciences, Division of Rheumatology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, CIC-Via Moscati 31, 00168, Rome, Italy.

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May 2014

Response to letter by Aramugakani et al.

Ann Rheum Dis 2014 Apr 30;73(4):e21. Epub 2014 Jan 30.

Institute of Rheumatology and Affine Sciences, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, School of Medicine, Rome, Italy.

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April 2014

Recognizing and treating myocarditis in recent-onset systemic sclerosis heart disease: potential utility of immunosuppressive therapy in cardiac damage progression.

Semin Arthritis Rheum 2014 Feb 6;43(4):526-35. Epub 2013 Aug 6.

Division of Rheumatology, Institute of Rheumatology and Affine Sciences, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, CIC-Via Moscati 31, Rome 00168, Italy. Electronic address:

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February 2014

Cilostazol improves the response to ischemia in diabetic mice by a mechanism dependent on PPARγ.

Mol Cell Endocrinol 2013 Dec 23;381(1-2):80-7. Epub 2013 Jul 23.

Laboratory of Vascular Biology and Genetics, Department of Medicine, A. Gemelli University Hospital, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy; Division of Rheumatology, Institute of Rheumatology & Affine Sciences, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy. Electronic address:

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December 2013

Which B-cell subset should we target in lupus?

Ann Rheum Dis 2013 Dec;72(12):1891-2

Institute of Rheumatology and Affine Sciences, School of Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, , Rome, Italy.

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December 2013

[Class IV-G and IV-S lupus nephritis, interstitial infiltrates and prognosis: state of the art and unmet medical needs].

G Ital Nefrol 2012 Nov-Dec;29(6):655-60

Istituto di Reumatologia e Scienze Affini, Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy.

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November 2013

Tofacitinib for rheumatoid arthritis.

Lancet 2013 May;381(9880):1812

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May 2013

Temporal ultrasonography findings in temporal arteritis: early disappearance of halo sign after only 2 days of steroid treatment.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2013 Apr 7;52(4):622. Epub 2013 Jan 7.

Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

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April 2013

The role of biosimilars in the treatment of rheumatic diseases.

Ann Rheum Dis 2013 Mar 19;72(3):322-8. Epub 2012 Dec 19.

CC12 Department of Medicine, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Charité-University Medicine Berlin, Chariteplatz 1, Berlin 10117, Germany.

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March 2013

Rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer's disease: genetic and epigenetic links in inflammatory regulation.

Discov Med 2012 Dec;14(79):379-88

Division of Rheumatology, Institute of Rheumatology and Affine Sciences, School of Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy.

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December 2012